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6th U boat Flotilla

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Country  Nazi Germany
Type  U-boat flotilla
Branch  Kriegsmarine
Nickname(s)  Hundius Flotilla
6th U-boat Flotilla
Active  October 1938–December 1939 July 1941–August 1944
Garrison/HQ  Kiel, Danzig, St. Nazaire

The 6th U-boat Flotilla (German 6. Unterseebootsflottille), also known as Hundius Flotilla, was a front-line unit of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine before and during World War II.

Formed on 1 October 1938 in Kiel under the command of Korvettenkapitän Werner Hartmann, it was named in honour of Kapitänleutnant Paul Hundius, a U-boat commander during World War I, that died on 16 September 1918 after his U-boat SM UB-103 was sunk by depth charges from British steamer Young Crow. The flotilla was disbanded in December 1939.

The flotilla was re-formed as "6th U-boat Flotilla" in July 1941 under the command of Korvettenkapitän Georg-Wilhelm Schulz with her base in Danzig. During the first months it was a training flotilla, but when it moved to St. Nazaire in February 1942 it became a combat flotilla. It was disbanded in August 1944, when the last boats left the base for Norway.

Assigned U-boats

At one point in their service history, each of the following boats served with 6th flotilla

References

6th U-boat Flotilla Wikipedia


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